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    AN ANGEL BY GORMLEY AT CHRISTIE’S

    Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

    Antony Gormley – A Case for an Angel 1 (1989)

    Antony Gormley’s A Case for an Angel I (1989) will be a highlight at Christie’s Frieze Week auctions.  Estimated at £5,000,000-7,000,000) the work is poised to set an auction record for the artist.   A Case for an Angel I is a magnetic and imposing presence, resplendent with an 8.5-metre wingspan.

    Katharine Arnold, who heads the sale at Christie’s, said: “Antony Gormley has pioneered a poignant type of sculpture reflecting upon the balance of human aspirations versus our physical limitations. A Case for an Angel I (1989) is the original articulation of this concept, configured in the 1:1 size of the artist’s body and with an 8.5-metre wingspan, the sculpture creates a vast optical horizon. We expect the sculpture, which prefigured the artist’s landmark sculpture the Angel of the North at Gateshead, to perform at the highest levels.”

    British artists will form a focal point of Christie’s Frieze Week Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction on October 6.  The sale will feature masterworks by major figures, including Peter Doig, Hurvin Anderson and Jenny Saville.